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Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court

    Breathalyzer Test Results Questioned by Massachusetts Court
    A consolidated case is being heard in Concord, the Milford Daily News reports, that will determine whether the use of breathalyzer testing devices to gather proof that a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI) of alcohol is…
  • Jan 13

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker

    Boston Police Have Been Using Cell Phone Tracker
    The recent revelation of a non-disclosure agreement signed by the Boston Police Department at the request of the FBI has raised some concerns in the criminal defense world after a public records request generated proof of Boston PD’s…
  • Dec 15

    Criminal Defenses: When the Statute of Limitations for a Crime Has Run Out

    Criminal Defenses: When the Statute of Limitations for a Crime Has Run Out
    As a general rule, whenever a criminal charge is brought against a defendant, the charge is subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a period of time that is provided by law in which the charge for a particular crime…
Rank this Week: 1250

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI…

No Papered: A Washington DC DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    DC DUI Catch-22: Why Sleeping It Off Can Still Lead to an Arrest

    DC DUI Catch-22: Why Sleeping It Off Can Still Lead to an Arrest
    What started out as a mission to satisfy a late-night craving, ended in disaster for one Florida man when a police officer found him sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell drive-thru. As explained in a recent Los Angeles Times article, the driver…
  • Jan 19

    Repairing the Impaired: DC’s Ignition Interlock Device Program

    Repairing the Impaired: DC’s Ignition Interlock Device Program
    As previously discussed, if you are arrested in the District of Columbia for a DUI, the DMV will most likely suspend or revoke your license for a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on various factors. However, the DC DMV offe rs an…
  • Jan 7

    Reinstating Your License After a DC DUI Conviction

    Reinstating Your License After a DC DUI Conviction
    A likely consequence of a DC DUI conviction is the suspension or revocation of your license.  In the District of Columbia, if you are convicted for a DUI, the DMV will automatically initiate procedures against you to either suspend…
Rank this Week: 1597

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Jan 28

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?
    Are you traveling from Florida anytime soon? Will you be at the Palm Beach International Airport? Do you know what your rights are? It’s important to know your rights so that you can exercise them if… The post What Are My Rights…
  • Jan 21

    When Are My Rights If I Am Not a U.S. Citizen?

    When Are My Rights If I Am Not a U.S. Citizen?
    The American Civil Liberties Union provided the following information about this topic: Non-citizens are persons who do not have U.S. citizenship, including lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylum seekers, persons who have permission…
  • Jan 14

    When Can the Police Search My Home or Office? | West Palm Beach | Criminal Defense Attorney

    When Can the Police Search My Home or Office? | West Palm Beach | Criminal Defense Attorney
    When it comes to police home or office searches in Florida, a lot of people have questions and concerns regarding the legality of the searches and what their rights are during a search. When are … The post When Can the Police Search My…
Rank this Week: 3351

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charge

    Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charge
    Georgia police arrested an area woman after claiming that she preyed on the generosity of others in order to gather donations for herself. Her criminal charges consist of one felony and one misdemeanor charge, although authorities have…
  • Jan 14

    Criminal charges filed against Georgia woman suspected of heist

    Criminal charges filed against Georgia woman suspected of heist
    U.S. Marshals recently took a 24-year-old woman into custody on accusations of committing multiple jewelry store heists. Arrested in Georgia where most of the alleged robberies took place, authorities suspect that she might be connected to…
  • Jan 5

    State Senator drafting bill to slash number of felony charge

    State Senator drafting bill to slash number of felony charge
    Possessing marijuana in the state of Georgia is a felony that can land defendants behind bars for a significant length of time. In comparison to misdemeanor charges, felony charges generally carry much more severe consequences if a conviction…
Rank this Week: 2569

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    New Traffic Laws in New Hampshire – What to Expect in 2016

    New Traffic Laws in New Hampshire – What to Expect in 2016
    As of the New Year 2016, NH has a host of new motor vehicle laws. These new laws cover fines or penalties incurred for specific traffic violations, as well as conditions where a New Hampshire driver may be liable for getting cited and…
  • Dec 31

    New Year’s Driving Safety Tips 2016 In New Hampshire

    New Year’s Driving Safety Tips 2016 In New Hampshire
    Drive safely this New Year's Eve. Avoid DUI arrests and car accident's by not drinking and driving. Ring in the New Year safely !
  • Dec 22

    Should You File a Claim After A Slip And Fall Accident in NH

    Should You File a Claim After A Slip And Fall Accident in NH
    Legal claims and lawsuits are serious business. But if you have been injured due to someone else's carelessness, you should consult with an experienced injury attorney right away.
Rank this Week: 1552

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1272

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
Rank this Week: 1517

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim
    We have all been there before - a client contends that the police are lying, they are not providing all of the evidence, or, even more significantly, have doctored the evidence.  So what happens?  You investigate, find out whether…
  • Jan 12

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion
    This week, the Sixth Circuit published a decision, United States v.Asakevich, disagreeing with the Third Circuit about a district court's jurisdiction to grant a request to extend time to file a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion before the…
  • Dec 15

    Judge White: TN definition of "habitation" may make Aggravated Burglary non-generic

    Judge White: TN definition of "habitation" may make Aggravated Burglary non-generic
    Today's published opinion in United States v. Priddy, No. 15-5136, is most exciting for Judge White's partial concurrence.First, the meat of the case. Mr. Priddy was charged with two counts of felon in possession. He has prior Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 862

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Florida Death Penalty

    Florida Death Penalty
    The United States Supreme Court recently found that Florida’s death penalty sentencing process was unconstitutional.  Specifically, the Court found that Florida’s death penalty scheme violated the 6th amendment to the U.S.…
  • Jan 24

    Domestic Violence Arrest Follows Wife’s Gas-Triggered Attack

    Domestic Violence Arrest Follows Wife’s Gas-Triggered Attack
    Last month, a Florida woman was arrested for Domestic Battery when she attached her husband… for passing gas in bed.  According to huffingtonpost.com, a Florida woman was so offended by her husband passing gas during the wee hours…
  • Jan 1

    Self-Incrimination: Crime on Social Media

    Self-Incrimination: Crime on Social Media
    Posting pictures or videos of yourself committing crimes is probably not the wisest thing to do in a country where just about everyone is on social media and can easily view what you post.  Even grannies, people with no real friends, and…
Rank this Week: 704

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Jan 25

    Courts Continue to Examine Digital Electronic Privacy Issue

    Courts Continue to Examine Digital Electronic Privacy Issue
    Case Law: Search and Seizure of Digital Electronics In a separate web posting I detailed the ruling and background pertaining to Riley v. California, a 2014 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision which said that police cannot search the…
  • Dec 2

    U.S. Veterans and the criminal justice system

    U.S. Veterans and the criminal justice system
        New Orleans-area Criminal Courts Trying to Help Troubled Veterans During the recent Veterans Day holiday, like most people in America, I was thinking about the plight of former soldiers. A large number of veterans are plagued by…
  • Nov 23

    SCOTUS Update: Los Angeles v. Patel

    SCOTUS Update: Los Angeles v. Patel
      Supreme Court strikes down Los Angeles law allowing police to examine hotel registries without a warrant Last year I blogged about Los Angeles vs. Patel. In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision.  …
Rank this Week: 2897

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1465

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1437

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
  • Nov 8

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context

    The Right to Remain Silent in a Civil Context
    That refusing to respond to questions does not justify an arrest for obstruction of governmental administration (OGA) has just been affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. It's sort of an important decision. Many of the routine civil…
Rank this Week: 1445

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    New Law Makes Expungement of Criminal Records in New Jersey Easier, but Still Does Not Include DWI

    New Law Makes Expungement of Criminal Records in New Jersey Easier, but Still Does Not Include DWI
    A new law that will take effect in New Jersey in several months will reduce the waiting periods for the expungement of criminal records, which is the process by which a person may have records of arrests, charges, and convictions removed from…
  • Jan 19

    New Jersey Laws Regarding Alcohol, Minors, and DWI

    New Jersey Laws Regarding Alcohol, Minors, and DWI
    New Jersey law regulates alcohol in numerous ways, from licensing sellers to penalizing the possession of alcohol by minors. These laws are distributed among various state codes, including the provisions on driving while intoxicated (DWI)…
  • Jan 10

    Ignition Interlock Devices Give DWI Defendants an Opportunity, but Also Create an Obligation

    Ignition Interlock Devices Give DWI Defendants an Opportunity, but Also Create an Obligation
    Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are becoming more and more common in driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases in New Jersey and around the country. For a certain period of time after some DWI convictions, an individual may only operate a…
Rank this Week: 4562

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Office of Michael Pastacaldi, LLC.

http://www.pastalaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    Amnesty for Cooperation: The U-Visa Program

    Amnesty for Cooperation: The U-Visa Program
    Recently, congress passed a law creating the “U-Visa” program which provides legal status to illegal immigrants who are victims of crimes such as sexual assault or domestic violence and other serious crimes. The purpose is to…
  • Jan 2

    The “Affluenza defense”: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Hail Mary

    The “Affluenza defense”: A Criminal Defense Attorney’s Hail Mary
    As criminal defense lawyers, we’ve all been there. A client with little to no defense while facing serious charges. You reach back into the file, re-read the entire record, and hope something will jump out at you in hopes of something…
  • Dec 20

    DUI and The Right of Refusal: The US Supreme Court to Decide

    DUI and The Right of Refusal: The US Supreme Court to Decide
    The United States Supreme decided this past week to hear cases stemming out of North Dakota and Minnesota concerning the constitutionality of criminalizing the refusal of breathalyzer tests. The legal issue in question concerns law…
Rank this Week: 1794

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Understanding Whiskey Plates in Minnesota

    Understanding Whiskey Plates in Minnesota
    While it is commonly known that drivers’ licenses may be revoked due to a Minnesota DWI, but not many individuals are aware of the fact that license plates may also be impounded. Minnesota statutes require individuals involved in…
  • Jan 12

    Minnesota Touts High Probation Rates, but with High Revocation Rate

    Minnesota Touts High Probation Rates, but with High Revocation Rate
    After a defendant is convicted of a crime, Minnesota statutes allow the court to issue a stay of the sentence and place the defendant on probation. State law defines probation as a sanction ordered by the court to be imposed on a criminal…
  • Dec 30

    MN Court of Appeals Again Rules Refusal Law Unconstitutional

    MN Court of Appeals Again Rules Refusal Law Unconstitutional
    The landscape of Minnesota DWI laws has been shifting in 2015. It all started back in October, when the Minnesota Court of Appeals made a ruling in State of Minnesota v. Trahan. In Trahan, the court of appeals ruled that the State cannot…
Rank this Week: 1940

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Jan 22

    Wireless Communications in Unlawful Drug Transactions Arizona

    Wireless Communications in Unlawful Drug Transactions Arizona
    In a recent Arizona Supreme Court drug case, a man convicted of 11 drug-related crimes was sentenced to concurrent, consecutive presumptive terms of imprisonment. The defendant appealed, challenging five convictions related to violations of…
  • Dec 23

    Warrantless Searches for Probationers in Arizona

    Warrantless Searches for Probationers in Arizona
    If you are placed on probation for a drug crime in Arizona, you have a reduced expectation of privacy than you had before. This means that, depending on the probation conditions, the privacy protections you thought you had under the Fourth…
  • Nov 27

    Medical Marijuana Users users have a Limited DUI Defense; Not General Immunity from Prosecution in Arizona

    Medical Marijuana Users users have a Limited DUI Defense; Not General Immunity from Prosecution in Arizona
    The Arizona Supreme Court provided a unanimous decision in a recent Marijuana DUI ruling.  The court took a closer look at how the AMMA impacts prosecution. The Supreme Court ruled that Medical Marijuana card holders are not immune from…
Rank this Week: 2913

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1179

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • Jan 22

    [ANALYSIS] Deputy Peraza Stands His Ground Against Prosecutor

    [ANALYSIS] Deputy Peraza Stands His Ground Against Prosecutor
    I can almost hear the moans coming from the State Attorney’s Office this week.  Poor guys, can even a week go by without another bombshell motion being filed in the Peraza case? Last week we learned Jermaine McBean,…
  • Jan 12

    Understanding Why Florida’s Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

    Understanding Why Florida’s Death Penalty is Unconstitutional
    For very basic reasons that any first year law student could appreciate, Florida’s death penalty has been declared unconstitutional. Now before you jump out of your seat, understand what this means – not that capital…
  • Jan 7

    Bombshell New Evidence in Deputy Peraza Case

    Bombshell New Evidence in Deputy Peraza Case
    I am so utterly disgusted with the prosecution of this case.  If you thought Deputy Peraza was innocent before, wait until you hear about the Motion to Compel Mental Health Records filed by his attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, yesterday.…
Rank this Week: 1799

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law

    “Rulezizrulez:” The Law of Rules v. The Rule of Law
    Yesterday, the State of Alabama murdered a man to teach him – and presumably potential future murderers of people – that murdering people is wrong. The man’s name was Christopher Eugene Brooks. Alone, this…
  • Jan 19

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic

    Red Herrings & Cop Apologetic
    It is in vogue right now – at least over at Fault Lines on the Mimesis Law website – to remind people that cops allegedly have dangerous jobs, because they often travel to the scene of situations that could be dangerous for them.…
  • Jan 5

    Insanity & “The Law”

    Insanity & “The Law”
    Let me start with this: this post is not about the insanity defense, or about people accused of crimes who utilize some psychologically-oriented defense to escape punishment for their offenses. I even added scare quotes to the title partly to…
Rank this Week: 586

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    What is the Difference Between Probation and Parole?

    What is the Difference Between Probation and Parole?
    Probation If you are sentenced to probation, you have been given a sentence with lesser jail time than usual because you may be a first time offender, and a probation time period is attached to the sentence which indicates that any violation…
  • Jan 20

    Taxpayers on the Hook for Police Misconduct

    Taxpayers on the Hook for Police Misconduct
    A few bad apples can spoil the whole barrel, or so they say. But in the case of some Chicago precincts where rogue cops are allowed to use their badges to commit crimes against its residents, this is all too true. Cities are discovering that…
  • Jan 15

    How Does the Bail Bonding Process Work?

    How Does the Bail Bonding Process Work?
    You have been arrested. You do not have a “get out of jail” free card, so what do you do? If you are accused of a crime and arrested in Chicago, the first thing you will want to do is call your attorney. The very next thing you…
Rank this Week: 1629

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

San Antonio Traffic Ticket Blog

Covers traffic tickets, speeding ticket defense, moving and non-moving violations, local court information. By Coquat Law Firm.

http://www.trafficticketsa.com/Blog/
  • Jan 22

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Traffic Ticket

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Do you have a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Traffic Ticket? Many people had Monday off this week for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Everyone loves a three day weekend, but no one loves a traffic ticket. If…
  • Dec 3

    Lyft Returns to San Antonio. Lyft Traffic Tickets.

    Lyft Returns to San Antonio. Lyft Traffic Tickets.
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA Lyft is back in San Antonio. Lyft has officially joined Uber in bringing ride sharing back to San Antonio. But watch out. You do not want to end up with with a Lyft traffic ticket. What you need to…
  • Oct 28

    Everything you need to know about a San Antonio Red Light Traffic Ticket

    Everything you need to know about a San Antonio Red Light Traffic Ticket
    By Justin Coquat | Traffic Ticket SA In San Antonio it is incredibly common to see someone rush through a red light on your daily commute. Although less common drivers can get pulled over by the police for not stopping at the light. If you…
Rank this Week: 2864

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    Maine Hit and Run Fatality Case

    Maine Hit and Run Fatality Case
    Tommy Clark, 25 years old and from the Farmington area in Maine, stands accused of striking a young woman with his car and leaving her for dead on the side of the road.  He's been charged with Manslaughter, Leaving the Scene of an…
  • Dec 16

    Why I Litigate OUI Case

    Why I Litigate OUI Case
    In Maine, every OUI case has the potential for a positive resolution if the attorney has the necessary skill set.  Of course, not all attorneys are created equal. Some are incredibly talented and some are incredibly average.  Some…
  • Dec 14

    How Does Maine Define "Operation" in DUI Crimes?

    How Does Maine Define "Operation" in DUI Crimes?
    OUI or Operating Under the Influence is a pretty serious crime in Maine.  Maine, like all other states, defines it's crimes in rather plain language. OUI is defined as follows:  A person commits an OUI if that person operates a…
Rank this Week: 4851

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Ramifications for Accepting the Wrong Plea Bargain in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    When a person has been charge with drinking under the influence in a Los Angeles DUI Case , they will be given a date to appear in Court. This date is their arraignment. At the arraignment, the person’s rights will be read, the charges…
  • Jan 7

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case

    Raising Alcohol Defense in a Los Angeles DUI Case
    There are many different defenses to a Driving Under the Influence Case. If the facts of your case allow for a strong defense, there is a good probability that you will get your case reduced or dismissed. One such defense is that of the…
  • Nov 5

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?

    Can I be Charged with a Los Angeles DUI Charge and Los Angeles Probation Violation Charge Simultaneously for One Incident?
    One set of facts, or incident, can give rise to an innumerable amount of charges. Many people believe that it will be one charge, with additional consequences. That is not the case. If you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the…
Rank this Week: 4387

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 21

    Fingerprint Identification

    Fingerprint Identification
    Fingerprint identification is perhaps the most important and well-known form of biometrics. Virtually everyone understands the basics: fingerprints are unique to each individual and contain markers that can be used to compare samples and…
  • Jan 7

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?

    CPS Left A Card On My Door To Call Them! What Should I Do?
    I frequently get calls from parents who have come home to find a DCS note on their door. It is usually a business card from a DCS investigator requesting that the parent contact them immediately.   In Arizona, Child Protective…
  • Jan 5

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?

    Did the DCS/CPS Caseworker Really Just Tell Me That I Don’t Need a Lawyer?
    Something that has confounded me since day one of practicing law in Phoenix, and all throughout the state of Arizona, is that DCS case managers frequently tell parents they are investigating for child abuse or neglect that they do not need a…
Rank this Week: 3658

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Guilt or Innocence and How Things Really Work in Criminal Case

    Guilt or Innocence and How Things Really Work in Criminal Case
    It does my heart good to see the comments people are making on our Facebook page about my last post discussing the Steven Avery murder case and the Netflix series Making of a Murderer. It makes me think that what I am trying to do…
  • Jan 13

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer
    It has been tough getting into the swing of things after the holidays. It’s not because there is nothing to talk about; quite the contrary. With Affluenza Teens and Bill Cosby and stand-offs on Federal Land it’s an embarrassment…
  • Dec 19

    “Women Lawyers”

    “Women Lawyers”
    ‘Women Lawyers’. I really hate that term. I mean, what does it mean anyway? Real lawyers are men? You never hear someone say ‘Men Lawyers’. I just don’t get it, and never have. No, I’m not some perfect…
Rank this Week: 4683

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2883

Federal Prison Blog

Federal Prison Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalprisonblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Devaluing Human Dignity

    Devaluing Human Dignity
    I have written before about the Bureau of Prisons’ atrocious performance serving as gatekeeper for “compassionate release” motions under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) (and Guideline Section 1B1.13). Sadly, matters have…
  • Jan 4

    Understanding RDAP

    Understanding RDAP
    Last May, I had the pleasure of presenting via a webinar sponsored by the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys: Understanding the BOP’s 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). That program, which runs more than an…
  • Oct 5

    Lockdown on Rikers—New Book

    Lockdown on Rikers—New Book
    The use of solitary confinement by corrections systems, including the Bureau of Prisons, has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent years (see, for example, here and here). In this regard, Mary Buser, a former Assistant Unit Chief in the Mental…
Rank this Week: 1567

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1852

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    South Florida Police Task Force under Money Laundering Federal Investigation

    South Florida Police Task Force under Money Laundering Federal Investigation
    Some would say that the exclusive island village of Bal Harbour, Florida doesn’t even need a police department. With a population of just more than 2,500 residents; as of the latest census, the town’s crime rate is minimal in…
  • Dec 19

    Five Broward County Residents Settle Insider Trading Charges with SEC

    Five Broward County Residents Settle Insider Trading Charges with SEC
    In early November, 2011, an unnamed board member of Pharmasset Inc., a New Jersey based pharmaceutical company that developed a drug named sofosbuvir, (brand name Sovaldi) which had promising results in the treatment of hepatitis C met with…
  • Nov 17

    Four South Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Synthetic Drug Conspiracy Charge

    Four South Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Synthetic Drug Conspiracy Charge
    A recent example of enforcement of these new laws is a case involving Saiful Hossain, who worked in his father’s grocery store in Hillsborough County. In 2012, the business was selling the synthetic drug openly before new laws were…
Rank this Week: 3371

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

http://www.dfwcriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 20

    How Witnesses Should Testify in Court

    How Witnesses Should Testify in Court
    Witness testimony can be crucial in the court’s determination of innocence or guilt. Without DNA evidence or video surveillance of the crime itself, it may be the only way to receive the desired verdict. A case can hinge on how a…
  • Dec 11

    Organized Crime Bust Nets Arrests of 12 Young Adult

    Organized Crime Bust Nets Arrests of 12 Young Adult
    In November, Harris County authorities charged 12 young people — including one juvenile and others ranging in age from 18 to 21 — with crimes related to a raft of burglaries, robberies and auto thefts. Police say the arrests have…
  • Oct 6

    Cuban Immigrant Faces Capital Murder Charge

    Cuban Immigrant Faces Capital Murder Charge
    In a tragic story, an immigrant from Cuba is currently being held in the Dallas County Jail with capital murder charges pending against him. The man, 24 year old Michael Maceda, fatally stabbed to death a 64 year old stranger last month,…
Rank this Week: 1524

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom
    For those who have never been convicted of a crime, it is easy to think of probation as a mere slap on the wrist. But nothing could be further from the truth. While probation is definitely better than incarceration, it is still a perilous…
  • Jan 18

    New Laws for California in 2016

    New Laws for California in 2016
    It has been famously said that ignorance of the law is no defense. With that in mind, the lawyers at Wallin & Klarich are here to remind you that with each new year comes new laws that you need to know about. By keeping yourself up to…
  • Jan 15

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?
    The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you have been convicted of certain crimes, not only are you subject to California’s laws restricting gun possession,…
Rank this Week: 1282

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jan 20

    The USDOJ and MSHA

    The USDOJ and MSHA
    On December 17, 2015, the United States Department of Labor and the USDOJ entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that details worker safety issues that could lead to criminal prosecutions under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of…
  • Dec 31

    The Trend Continue

    The Trend Continue
    The USEPA recently published its 2015 enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2015. See http://www.epa.gov/enforcement/enforcement-annual-results-fiscal-year-fy-2015. The USEPA enforcement actions resulted in a total of $404,000,000.00 in…
  • Dec 21

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap

    Worker Endangerment Takes a Criminal Leap
    On December 17, 2015, the USDOJ issued its memorandum to the numerous United States Attorneys’ Office announcing its new initiative for OSHA to increase the number of criminal charges in worker endangerment and worker safety. While the…
Rank this Week: 2102

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 869

Skubiak & Rivas P.A. Blog

Skubiak & Rivas P.A. Blog

Covers traffic tickets, DUI and traffic safety.

http://www.osceolatrafficattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 20

    DUI in Osceola County – You Have 10 Days To Challenge Your DUI

    DUI in Osceola County – You Have 10 Days To Challenge Your DUI
    You Must Take Action Within 10 Days To Fight DUI Charges You only have 10 days to challenge a DUI charge. Don’t delay getting the legal representation you need to win your case. We can help you avoid: Losing your license Going to jail…
  • Jan 16

    Can’t Afford Your Speeding Ticket – Call U

    Can’t Afford Your Speeding Ticket – Call U
    The cost of a speeding ticket in Orlando has increased as cities in and around Central Florida have increased their fees. So what are you options. First we recommended seeking counsel. Our Osceola will not only review your ticket and provide…
  • Jun 27

    How To Fight Your Traffic Ticket In Osceola County

    How To Fight Your Traffic Ticket In Osceola County
    Choosing to fight your ticket in Osceola County is a decision that should be thought about carefully. Avoiding the traffic ticket and not paying the fine is something that should never be in question. If you have not paid or have overlooked…
Rank this Week: 1421

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2888

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Jan 19

    probation and drug use

    probation and drug use
    DEATH BY DRUG OVERDOSE In 2014, 125 Americans died every day from drug overdoses. According to an article published in the New York Times, these deaths are being fueled by an “explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and…
  • Jan 13

    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES

    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES
    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Molina-Martinez v. United States, Cause # 14-8913. The case deals with plain-error review of a federal sentence. WHY IS THIS CASE IMPORTANT? The most common…
  • Jan 12

    HURST v. FLORIDA

    HURST v. FLORIDA
    FLORIDA DEATH PENALTY STATUTE STRUCK DOWN Today (January 12, 2016), the Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death penalty statute in Hurst v. Florida-Case # 14-7505 because it violates a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a…
Rank this Week: 1861

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 19

    Attorney Gigstad to Attend National College for DUI Defense Winter Session

    Attorney Gigstad to Attend National College for DUI Defense Winter Session
    At Gigstad Law Office, LLC, our firm continually strives to stay at the cutting edge of the criminal and DUI defense practice areas. To further our capabilities in the DUI defense arena, we are proud to announce that Attorney Robert Gigstad…
  • Dec 31

    Kansas City Metro DUI Update: NYE 2016 Edition

    Kansas City Metro DUI Update: NYE 2016 Edition
    Kansas City Metro DUI Update: NYE 2016 EditionKansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 12/31/15 - New Year's Eve Edition.Here's what we know so far:1.  Olathe Police have announced they will be having a DUI saturation…
  • Dec 16

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Named in the 2016 "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" List

    Attorney Robert Gigstad Named in the 2016 "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" List
    Gigstad Law Office, LLC is proud to announce that Attorney Robert C. Gigstad has been selected for the 2016 edition of the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" list. Attorney Gigstad has been chosen for National Trial Lawyers'…
Rank this Week: 3374

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Reversal for Prosecutorial Misconduct Seems Preferable to Reversal for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Reversal for Prosecutorial Misconduct Seems Preferable to Reversal for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    Last week's post discussed People v Jones (2015 NY Slip Op 09773), in which the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, reversed a conviction in the interest of justice due to numerous acts of prosecutorial misconduct in summation which…
  • Jan 10

    Doctor Who: Expert Testimony in an Eyewitness Identification Case

    Doctor Who: Expert Testimony in an Eyewitness Identification Case
    by Bill EastonOver the last eight years the Court of Appeals has addressed the admissibility of expert testimony in identification cases at least five times.  It is scheduled to revisit the issue yet again in the near future.…
  • Jan 10

    Prosecutorial Misconduct and Preservation

    Prosecutorial Misconduct and Preservation
    As evidenced by the frequency with which prosecutorial misconduct, in summation especially, is not preserved for appeal, many defense attorneys are unclear about what amounts to misconduct.  As a soon-to-be new attorney, I am admittedly…
Rank this Week: 699

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Moving to a New Website

    Moving to a New Website
    Dear Readers, I am moving to a new website: Intermediate Scrutiny.  The change is necessary because I am longer located in Arizona.  Because of life circumstances, I recently moved to Washington State and became a licensed attorney…
  • Sep 8

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard

    Arizona’s Nipple Double Standard
    It is the dog days of summer here in Phoenix, Arizona where the weather seems endlessly hot.  There are a variety of ways that people try to beat the “dry heat” where temperatures commonly near 120 degrees.  Sometimes…
  • Aug 24

    Unilateral Contract Case Study

    Unilateral Contract Case Study
    A local news program reported recently a woman in the Phoenix metro area is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove the claims in Proposition 104. Sounds like a fun way to possibly make a grand.  But is this a legally enforceable…
Rank this Week: 1897

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jan 18

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you were arrested, the prosecutor may have filed several charges against you. You didn’t know so many crimes could come out of the same set of circumstances. Can you be convicted on all of them? Under Illinois law, you can only…
  • Dec 21

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?
    The police are at your door. A neighbor complained about a disturbance and they came to investigate. You figure you have nothing to hide in your home so you consent to the search. But you do have something to hide—only it’s in…
  • Dec 4

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW REQUIRES POLICE BODY CAMERAS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW REQUIRES POLICE BODY CAMERAS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. The vast majority of police are good people trying to do a difficult job in community service. Unfortunately, the recent epidemic of unjustifiable police killings have spotlighted…
Rank this Week: 1919

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016
    In his first act of executive clemency this calendar year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner decides a total of 154 clemency petitions, granting 5 and denying 149. Once again, I am pleased to say that I have a client among the 5 who was…
  • Dec 24

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15
    In what is very likely his final grant of clemencies this year, Governor Bruce Rauner has granted 7 people pardons with authorization to expunge their past convictions in Illinois on December 23, 2015. I am proud to say that one of these…
  • Nov 25

    Governor Quinn decides over two hundred clemency petitions on the eve of Thanksgiving 2015

    Governor Quinn decides over two hundred clemency petitions on the eve of Thanksgiving 2015
    The good news is that Governor Rauner has acted on yet another batch of clemency petitions, the fifth such group since he has taken office earlier this year. The not-so-great news is that out of the two hundred ten (210) petitions he decided,…
Rank this Week: 4841

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1355

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

New York Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law. By Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC.

http://www.new-york-criminal-lawyers-blog.com/
  • Jan 16

    A NEW CLAIM FOR UNJUST ENRICHMENT

    A NEW CLAIM FOR UNJUST ENRICHMENT
    The Westchester business litigation lawyers at The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC are breaking new ground in the legal field involving an unjust enrichment claim. Our New York commercial litigation attorneys won a major victory in…
  • Dec 20

    Former Suffolk County Police Chief at Helm of Corruption

    Former Suffolk County Police Chief at Helm of Corruption
    The Westchester Criminal lawyers with offices in the White Plains and midtown New York City are all too familiar with incidents involving police officers using excessive force on inmates or suspects in police custody. However,…
  • Sep 23

    Rikers Correctional Officers Charged Criminally

    Rikers Correctional Officers Charged Criminally
    This week two corrections officers at Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York City were criminally charged with orchestrating an attack on an inmate to settle a personal score. If convicted, these guards will be strictly liable for…
Rank this Week: 4388

Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois Traffic Laws

Explains the Illinois vehicle code with an emphasis on moving violations and offenses that result in criminal penalties and driver's license suspensions. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.illinoistrafficlaws.us/
  • Jan 16

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket

    When Speeding is Not “Just” a Ticket
    Even though a new Illinois law, effective January 1, 2016, will provide protections to first time aggravated speeding offenders, punishments for driving over the speed limit may still carry harsh sentences and require the assistance of…
  • Jan 9

    Accident resulting in personal injury or death with a suspended license: felony

    Accident resulting in personal injury or death with a suspended license: felony
    The Illinois legislature changed a section in the Vehicle Code in 2014, establishing severe penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Driving while license suspended, 625 ILCS 5/6-303(a), is in most situations a Class A…
  • Sep 26

    Article 36 seizure: forfeiture process for vehicles used in the commission of an offense

    Article 36 seizure: forfeiture process for vehicles used in the commission of an offense
    Drive a vehicle illegally on Illinois roads, and you might not take the vehicle home with you. An obscure law in this state allows the police to seize the vehicle and sell it. And in situations where someone other than the owner was driving,…
Rank this Week: 3630